Melissa has done my daughter's birthday parties for several years now. They are always a big hit. The kids love getting to hold the animals and learn about them. Watching Boris the Russian tortoise eat is always exciting for the kids. Melissa is always very conscientious about the kids' comfort level and that of her animals. She is also very safety-conscious and carefully explains to the kids what they should or should not do and brings hand sanitizer gel for the kids to use. I highly recommend Critters and Conservation.